Sure, the teaser for Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie is the most-hated movie trailer on YouTube; and sure, the fact that this hate is directed at a remake of a film with female leads is proof that sexism is alive, well, and prevalent in America; but the studio behind the film, at least, is sitting pretty. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sony’s movie chief Tim Rothman said that he and the studio are thrilled that the internet hate over the new Ghostbusters has become a major news story. “It’s the greatest thing that ever happened,” Rothman said. “Are you kidding me? We’re in the national debate, thank you. Can we please get some more haters to say stupid things?” Rothman goes on to add that Bill Murray saw the movie last week and “said how great it was.” Yeah, that’ll make the trolls even more mad, he probably whispered to himself as he left the interview. So mad they’ll buy three tickets each!
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